What can you expect:
i) First-hand experience with capture, anaesthesia, handling in Altyn Emel National Park and transport by helicopter of wild Asiatic wild asses (kulan Equus hemionus) to the release site,
ii) Health, body score monitoring, and basic veterinary support of kulan in the adaptation enclosure on the Torgai steppe, where animals will be held in two large adaptation
enclosures for up to 4 months,
iii) Learn about ACBK conservation and research activities
(https://www.facebook.com/acbk.eng/). Possibility for own research project on veterinary or behavioural aspects of kulan (to be developed).
Living conditions: The reintroduction site is located in the Torgai steppe one of the largest remaining stretches of near-pristine steppe environment and a charismatic fauna including the world's largest Saiga population. At the reintroduction site there is a field station with kitchen,
sleeping, and sanitary facilities (Russian banja) and a simple laboratory. The station is staffed by a minimum of two care takers year-round and has solar power and satellite telephone connection. The closest bigger town, Torgai, is ~130 km away. Ideally two interns come together